Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic Activity of Amino Acid Doped Metal Free g-C3N4 Composite Photocatalyst
M. Jeba Jeeva Rani1, G. Allen Gnana Raj2
1M. Jeba Jeeva Rani, Research Scholar, Department of Chemistry and Research Centre, Scott Christian College (Autonomous), Nagercoil (Tamil Nadu). India.
2G. Allen Gnana Raj, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Research Centre,Scott Christian College (Autonomous), Nagercoil (Tamil Nadu). India.
Manuscript received on 15 February 2017 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 February 2017 | Manuscript Published on 28 February 2017 | PP: 170-175 | Volume-6 Issue-3, February 2017 | Retrieval Number: C4865026317/17©BEIESP
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Abstract: The g-C3N4-Amino acid (CNA-g-C3N4) composite photocatalyst was synthesized by simple co-polymerization process. The photocatalyst was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning election microscopy (SEM) with EDAX and FT-IR analysis. Rhodamine-B (Rh-B) dye solution under visible light irradiation was used to determine the photocatalytic activity. The photocatalytic activity of CNA-g-C3N4 composite posses long term stability and visible light activity than bare g-C3N4.
Keywords: Amino Acid, Composite, Metal Free, G-C3N4, Melamine.
Scope of the Article: Composite Materials